IP Network Engineer III

  • location: Topeka, KS
  • type: Contract
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job description

IP Network Engineer III

job summary:
Randstad Technologies is seeking an experienced IP Network Engineer for an exciting opportunity in Topeka, KS.

 
location: Topeka, Kansas
job type: Contract
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • Provides and applies technical strategies in the design, configuration and maintenance of LAN, WAN and wireless networks to ensure the stability, integrity and operational effectiveness and efficiency of network services.
  • In addition, the Network Engineer will participate with the design, purchase, installation, monitoring, maintenance, support, and optimization of all network hardware, software, and communication links.
  • This individual will also analyze and resolve network hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end user training where required.
  • This position is expected to work independently with minimal guidance and assistance with the technology supported.
  • Participates in the design and configuration of internal and/or external networks as required for assigned projects, assuring that requirements are met.
  • Translates business/customer requirements into network or process designs.
  • Supports network technology and configuration activities to ensure integration and alignment with other IT technology, systems, applications, and environment.
  • Assist in development, implement and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network administration, usage, and disaster recovery.
  • Uses planning skills to manage and complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Conduct research on software and systems products to justify recommendations and to support purchasing efforts.
  • Identifies innovative approaches to accomplish departmental goals, while maintaining alignment and compliance with business goals, corporate IT standards, strategy and Service Level Agreements.
  • Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.
  • Coordinates network technology and configuration activities to ensure integration and alignment with other IT technology, systems, applications, and environment.
  • Provides technical support and guidance (Level 3) in troubleshooting network performance issues. Researches problems that cannot be resolved by routine procedures.
  • Creates troubleshooting procedures, designing resolution scripts, workflows or flowcharts. Ensures timely resolution of problems
  • Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.
  • Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports.
  • Participate in managing all network security solutions.
 
qualifications:
  • Knowledge and ability to perform advanced administration on multiple company standard network technologies or similar platforms; such as Cisco enterprise LAN/WAN gear, F5 load balancing, Aruba wireless networking, and Checkpoint/Palo Alto security platforms.
  • Understands and considers business goals, corporate IT standards, department strategy, service level agreements, EVA's and budgetary implications.
  • Understands and considers and applies standard concepts, best practices and procedures related to LAN, WAN and wireless networks.
  • Knowledge of established configuration management, network architecture development and project methodologies.
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of employees, both technical and non-technical.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with other departments.
  • Effective project team member, at times assuming leadership roles for projects as required.
  • Monitors emerging trends and evolving technologies, evaluating and understanding the implications for inclusion in department strategy.
  • Takes the initiative to search for and identify alternative and/or innovative solutions to architecture problems.
  • Uses planning skills to manage and complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Quickly adapts to the demands inherent in managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • CCNP or similar certification highly desired and CCIE certification desired.
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related field and 4 years network engineering experience OR 9 years network engineering experience.
 
skills:
  • Takes the initiative to search for and identify alternative and/or innovative solutions to architecture problems.
  • Uses planning skills to manage and complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Quickly adapts to the demands inherent in managing multiple projects simultaneously.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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